Easter cake – white chocolate and mango

For me, there is no easter without something sweet with mango. Usually, we make delicious cinnamon buns where we add mango and curd cheese to the middle, but this year I wanted something different. I combined fresh mango with white chocolate and the end result is this fresh easter cake. It is actually more simple to do (once again) than it may seem, and most of the time the cake is just cooling in the fridge. So you don´t have to do so much, mostly enjoy the delicious cake!

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I have been posting all my recipes in English here, as the language of my blog is English. But after posting a picture of this cake on my Instagram account, I have received quite a many quiestions about the recipe. As most of those people are Finns, I decided that this time I write the recipe here in both languages. I hope it does not look too messy!

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Mango – white chocolate cake

Serves 10-12 // time 1h active, 8h passive  // ø 18 cm cake tin

INGREDIENTS // AINESOSAT

Cake base / Pohja

175 g Bastogne biscuits // 175g Bastogne keksejä
75g  butter // 75g voita


Filling / Täyte

5 gelatine sheets  // 5 liivatelehteä
200-250 g fresh mango // 200-250g tuoretta mangoa
250g white chocolate // 250 g valkosuklaata
400 ml whipping cream //  4 dl kuohukermaa
200g cream cheese // 200g maustamatonta tuorejuustoa
200g curd cheese  // 200g maustamatonta rahkaa
2 teaspoons vanilla sugar // 2tl vaniljasokeria
100g sugar // 1 dl sokeria
1 tablespoon lemon juice // 1 rkl sitruunamehua


Glace / Kiille
5 gelatine sheets // 5 liivatelehteä
300 ml mango pyree // 3 dl mango sosetta
200 ml sparkling wine // 2 dl kuohuviiniä (voit käyttää myös alkoholitonta)
100 g sugar // 1 dl sokeria
1table spoon lemon juice // 1 rkl sitruunamehua


Decoration // koristelu
200 g white chocolate // 200 g valkosuklaata
groundcherries // ananaskirsikoita

 

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METHOD

Cake base // pohja 

  • Put the biscuits into a strong, clean plastic bag and crush into fine mixture
    • laita keksit esimerkiksi pussiin ja murskaa hienoksi 
  • Melt the butter
    • sulata voi 
  • Combine crushed biscuits and butter and make smooth mixture
    • Yhdistä keksinmurut ja voi tasaiseksi massaksi
  • Place baking paper on the bottom of the baking tin
    • Laita leivinpaperi irtopohjavuoan pohjalle
  • Press the mixture with your hand evenly to the bottom of the baking tin
    • Painele seos tasaisesti vuoan pohjalle 
  • Put in the refrigerator
    • Laita jääkaappiin 

Filling // täyte 

  • Peel mango and cut into small pieces
    • Kuori mango ja pilko se pieniksi paloiksi
  • Place the gelatine sheets into cold water
    • Laita liivatelehdet kylmään veteen
  • Melt the white chocolate in a water bath
    • Sulata valkosuklaa vesihauteessa
  • Whip cream and sugar into sturdy cream
    • Vatkaa kerma ja sokerit jämäkäksi vaahdoksi
  • Add to the mixture curd cheese and cream cheese and mix until smooth
    • Lisää seokseen tuorejuusto sekä rahka ja sekoita tasaiseksi
  • Add melted chocolate to the mixture, remeber to stir constantly
    • Lisää sula suklaa nauhana koko ajan sekoittaen
  • Heat the lemon juice and squeeze the gelatine sheets dry
    • Lämmitä sitruunamehu ja purista liivatelehdet kuiviksi
  • Add the gelatine sheets into hot lemonjuice and mix until the mixture is smooth
    • Lisää liivatelehdet kuumaan sitruunamehuun ja sekoita kunnes seos on tasainen
  • Add the mixture to the cheese-cream mixture and stir constantly
    • Lisää nauhana koko ajan sekoittaen
  • Add 2/3 of the filling to the top of the base
    • Lisää 2/3 täytteestä pohjan päälle
  • Add mango pieces and mix gently
    • Lisää mango palat ja sekoita varovasti
  • Add rest of the filling and smooth the top
    • Lisää loput täytteestä ja tasoita pinta
  • Allow to cool in the fridge at least 4 hours
    • Anna jähmettyä kylmässä vähintään 4 tuntia

Glace // kiille

  • Place the gelatine sheets into cold water
    • Laita liivatelehdet likoamaan kylmään veteen
  • Make a smooth mix from the mango pyree, sugar and sparkling wine
    • Sekoita tasaiseksi mangosose, sokeri ja kuohuviini
  • Heat the lemon juice and squeeze the gelatine sheets dry
    • Lämmitä sitruunamehu ja purista liivatelehdet kuiviksi
  • Add the gelatine sheets into hot lemonjuice and mix until the mixture is smooth
    • Lisää liivatelehdet kuumaan sitruunamehuun ja sekoita kunnes seos on tasainen
  • Pour the mixture over the filling
    • Kaada seos jähmettyneen täytteen päälle
  • Allow to cool in the fridge at least 3 hours
    • Anna hyytyä vähintään 3 tuntia

Decorations // koristelu

  • Melt the chocolate in a water bath
    • Sulata suklaa vesihauteessa
  • Transfer your melted chocolate to piping bag, use small-headed tip
    • Laita sula suklaa pursotuspussiin, ja käytä pienipäistä tyllaa
  • Pipe the chocolate to the top
    • Pursota suklaata nauhoina kakun päälle
  • Let cool for a moment
    • Anna jähmettyä hetki
  • Add few ground cherries for the final touch
    • Lisää lopuksi muutama ananaskirsikka kakun päälle 

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Mango glace is something that easily turns into “ugly” dark orange. I wanted to keep it fresh looking, so that’s why I added some sparkling wine into it. And if you are afraid the children eating cake with alcohol, just then use non-alcoholic wine. I also realised that the white chocolate decoration in the top will break in an ugly way when you cut the cake. So if you want to avoid this, you can also use white chocolate ganache, which stays much softer.

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What is your favorite easter dessert?

xx,

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// Raikas mango -valkosuklaa juustokakku pääsiäiseksi!

 

Inspiring reading – Favorite blogs atm

Today I want to share with you few of my favorite blogs at the moment. I have been reading blogs now for many years and it is always nice to find new inspiring blogs to follow. Even though there are few blogs I keep reading year after year, I have to say, that when the interests in life change, also the blogs I read change. But I guess this is just normal and you always need inspiration to those things in life, which are happening at that given time. I have on my Bloglovin list around 40 blogs I get update every time there is something new to read. But I read some of them daily, some weekly and some only every now and then. However there are few favorites and I wanted to introduce them to you, so I hope you get some new blogs on your reading list also!

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The first one is Heartbeats of Petra Korpi. I found her blog not too long a go, but every since it has been one of my ultimate favorites. She is writing about life in such a honest way, that it always makes me wonder why some topics in life are so “hidden”, like example when she was writing about poop. Anyhow the blog always inspires me in small ways to live healthier, makes me smile and reminds me how beautiful life is.

 

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The second blog I want to introduce is Noora & Noora, which I have been reading a long time now. I love how elegant the blog is and how they always seem to be so “down to earth” even though everything is presented in a beautiful way and told with a good mood. And with this I mean that sometimes the blogs are creating unrealistic image of life, and in this blog I never feel that. It just feels real yet inspiring and beautiful. And I love their podcasts! Every time I read their blog I feel little “sad” that I don`t have a blog sister who could share this hobby with me, but maybe one day?

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Third blog is Kalastajan vaimo and it is probably been longest on my reading list from the blogs I am introducing here. She has a nice way of telling every day stories and her knitting posts are incredibly inspiring! The pictures from Norway always makes me wonder if I ever end up visiting that beautiful country. Her blog is also inspiring me when I dream about life out side of Finland, as she is showing that it is possible to make it happen between two cultures, but still keeping it realistic as you do miss sometimes “home”.

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Fourth blog I want to introduce is A Beautiful Mess. I think I originally found this blog via Pinterest when I was looking inspiration for some DIY project. And ou boy ou boy what kind of inspiration this blog can give you! The ideas are amazing, they are doable and practical. The blog is full of color, inspiration and always makes me wonder how on earth I could find more time for DIY projects. Just love them!

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The fifth blog is a blog I have been reading every since it has been out there. 52 weeks of deliciousness is one of my all time favorite food blogs and it never stops inspiring me. The recipes are easy to follow and delicious. It has given me a lot inspiration for every day cooking, but also to every season and celebration. You definitely should check it out!

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Sixth blog I want to introduce is homesick, which is one of my favorites even though I do not read it as often as many other blogs. Homesick is blog of interior and inspiration for DIY projects and home decor. It is written by three Danish girls and I go there mainly to see the beautiful photos. I always feel after reading their blog that I want to decor my home again, and I absolutely love their clean and harmonic style.

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Last but not least is They all hate us, which is a photo blog. I have loved fashion for many years, and even though my attitude toward it has changed a lot the past years, I still love to see the latest trends and get inspired by beautiful (and sometimes crazy) outfits. For this reason I like the blog as it is giving me just what I need, photos with lots of ideas.

Inspiring reading moments,

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